Carver County Sheriff

Carver County Sheriff

The bicyclist who was injured, and later died, following an Aug. 31 crash with a vehicle in Carver County has been identified as John Robert Dyste, 66. The Hennepin County Medical Examiner released Dyste’s name Sept. 17.

Authorities responded to the crash at 1:35 p.m. on County Road 11, at County Road 40, according to a Carver County Sheriff’s Office press release.

Dyste was northbound on County Road 40, where it transitions to County Road 11. The driver was southbound on County Road 11, turning left to remain on County Road 11, according to the Sheriff's Office. "The vehicle struck the bicyclist as he was crossing the intersection," the Sheriff's Office stated.

Sheriff’s deputies and Carver Fire/Rescue arrived on scene and located Dyste, of Carver, who had been struck by a motor vehicle and was lying on the ground, the release stated.

Dyste sustained traumatic injuries and was transported to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. He died at 10:50 p.m., Sept. 8, according to the medical examiner’s office.

The 75-year-old female driver of the vehicle from Belle Plaine reported no injuries and was transported to the Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia. Her name has not been released by the Sheriff's Office.

Dyste was coach of the St. Louis Park Nordic Ski Team, and had also served as a Chaska/Chanhassen Nordic Ski Team coach from 2010 to 2013. According to his obituary, he was an avid cyclist, who enjoyed coaching and teaching others how to ski.

As of Sept. 21, the investigation was ongoing. Upon completion, the file will be sent to the Carver County Attorney's Office for review, the Sheriff's Office stated. 

Note: This story has been updated.

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Mark Olson, the Chaska and Chanhassen community editor who has worked in Carver County for 20 years, makes any excuse to write about local history. In his spare time, Mark enjoys perusing old books, watching blockbusters and taking Midwest road trips.